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I am writing a scientific paper and I am having difficulty adding a "copyright" footer on the first page. I am currently having a paper which looks like this (from howtotex.com):

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(Link to template)

I altered it a little bit, so far no problems. However I want to have a little text above the "1template by howtotex.com" which is needed for the journal I am writing for. In this text information like where it was presented and a copyright disclaimer is added. So in between the black line and the "1template from howtotex.com" and without a number in front of it. I have no clue how to do that, any help would be really appreciated!

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    "(...) is needed for the journal I am writing for" Doesn't the journal provide a mandatory class, including command definitions for this kind of things? – T. Verron May 4 '13 at 11:38
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One way of doing it in the article class (which is used in the template you link to) is by inserting the following lines in your preamble:

\makeatletter
\def\mycopyright#1{%
    \protected@xdef \@thanks {\@thanks \protect \footnotetext [\the \c@footnote ]{#1}}%
    \protected@xdef \@bs@thanks {\@bs@thanks \protect \footnotetext [\the \c@footnote ]{#1}}
}
\makeatother

and then calling the newly defined \mycopyright{...} command just before \thanks{...}, like so

\textsc{Jonathan S. Doe}\mycopyright{Copyright: my mum}%
\thanks{Template by \href{http://www.howtotex.com}{howtoTeX.com}}

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Myself, I often use the sigplanconf class file, which comes with a built-in copyright notice that you can customise yourself. Saves you making it yourself! Download it here.

  • That doesn't really answer the OP's problem. Can you show how to get the desired output in the article class, perhaps by reusing a command defined in the sigplanconf class? – jub0bs May 4 '13 at 10:28

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